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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French aviation, from Latin avis (bird), from Proto-Indo-European *awi- (bird).

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aviation (usually uncountable, plural aviations)

  1. The art or science of making and flying aircraft.
  2. Flying, operating, or operation of aircraft.
  3. Industry that produces aircraft.
  4. (collectively, military) aircraft
  5. A cocktail made with gin, maraschino liqueur, crème de violette and lemon juice

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EtymologyEdit

Coined by G. de la Landelle together with aviateur; from Latin avis (bird) + -ation.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /a.vja.sjɔ̃/
  • (file)

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aviation f (plural aviations)

  1. aviation

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